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House Proceeding 07-30-09 on Jul 30th, 2009 :: 0:36:30 to 0:38:55
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David Scott

0:36:26 to 0:36:46( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: the house. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan. mr. dingell: i'm delighted to yield to the distinguished gentleman from georgia, the chairman livestock, dairy, and poultry, mr. scott, one minute. mr. scolt: thank you so much, mr. chairman. -- mr. scott: thank you so much,

David Scott

0:36:30 to 0:38:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: David Scott

David Scott

0:36:47 to 0:37:07( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: mr. chairman. i want to state that under the us a pises of my subcommittee, food safety is something we handle. it's important as we move forward on this that we have got to make our food supply safe. there's no greater thing we can do for the american people and the people of the world than to

David Scott

0:37:08 to 0:37:28( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: give absolute assurance that our food supply is safism come from a state in georgia where we had an jut break from salmonella in which we lost eight lives. eight lives that would be alive today if we had this bill in place. because we would have a record

David Scott

0:37:29 to 0:37:49( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: process of accessing records that we don't have now. now, in order to get -- now, before this bill is passed, in order to get records from a manufacturer or food processing plant, we can't get it until the food outbreak occurs. but under this bill, when we are inspecting the plant, we

David Scott

0:37:50 to 0:38:11( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: will be able to get access to those records. if this was in place, eight americans would be alive today. now, mr. speaker, we're losing 76 million americans to food poisonning from our food supply a year. 5,000 are dying.

David Scott

0:38:12 to 0:38:32( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: 5,000 are dying. there is no more important thing we can do. i've heard comments from those who oppose this bill that this bill does nothing. but it does, mr. speaker. it provides for us to have inspections at food plants every six to 12 mths. you know how we're inspecting

David Scott

0:38:33 to 0:38:54( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: them now? once every 10 years. the american people deserve better than this. they deserve for us to have a traceback system so that we can trace back and get the origins of the outbreak as quickly as possible. a tremendous bill, a tremendous

David Scott

0:38:55 to 0:38:56( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: bipartisan effort, and the

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